Governing Law and Regulations
Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality Hazardous Waste Division
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Arkansas follows many of the federal rules regarding property transfer. However, Arkansas does have additional rules that require hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF) owners and operators to make a notation on the land deed when a facility is closed or hazardous waste is removed from the property. The state also has permit requirements for property transfers of commercial medical waste incinerator facilities.
• Administration and enforcement. ADEQ's Hazardous Waste Division administers and enforces the closure requirements in Arkansas.
For more information on the transfer of contaminated sites, see the state section SUPERFUND. In addition to this section, management of older abandoned commercial sites is discussed in the state section BROWNFIELDS. For information on transfer of sites that actively manage hazardous wastes, see the state section RCRA.
Any site that has an active water or air discharge permit will typically require agency notification that an ownership change is anticipated with the new owner certifying that all existing permit requirements will be met. This can typically ...